Rule Against Perpetuities Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Rule Against Perpetuities, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Rule Against Perpetuities?

(n) Rule against perpetuites is the provision which prohibits endless or prolonged tying up of property rights with an intention to keep the property as a perpetual one. For example a title deed containing a clause which says the property cannot be sold to anybody other than his or her siblings.